SOUTH OF THE BORDER MAC 'N CHEESE

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MAC ‘N CHEESE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (14 oz) Package of Reser’s Baked Macaroni & Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Reser’s Baja Cafe Fire Roasted Salsa
  • 1/4 cup Mrs. Kinsers Pimento Cheese Spread with Pepper Jack (or 1/2 cup grated pepper jack cheese)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chopped White Onion
  • 2 corn tortillas-cut into thin strips (matchstick) for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh Cilantro for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp veg or canola oil
  • 3 Tbsp veg or canola oil for frying tortilla strips

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 ºF.
  2. Heat Mac & Cheese up slightly on stovetop with pepper jack and salsa to melt and combine cheese.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a small sauté pan on medium heat and cook peppers and onions until softened.
  4. In an oven safe dish or ramekins, combine Mac & Cheese, peppers and onions, salsa and pepper jack cheese. Place in oven.
  5. While Mac & Cheese is in the oven, heat 3 T of oil in a medium sauté pan to medium heat. Pan fry the tortilla strips until golden brown. Remove and place on a paper towel and season with salt and pepper or even a dash of chili powder.
  6. Once Mac is bubbling and getting some caramelization on top. Remove, serve and garnish with tortilla strips and cilantro.

 

Serves approximately 4

Recipe by Vanessa Jaurique, Executive Chef of Culinary Arts, Metropolitan Ministries

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